A new venture!!! Starting in February 2022. Places are filled for Term 1 2022.

  • The groups are for primary school aged students with severe learning disabilities as formally diagnosed by our psychologists or the equivalent.
  • The group is taught by a registered teacher with experience and qualifications in the Teaching of Individuals with Specific learning Disabilities NZQA 2760 (or the equivalent).
  • The programme teaches literacy and numeracy in a structured, systematic, sequential manner that meets each student’s individual learning needs.
  • The sessions are held in our purpose-built facility at Seabrook McKenzie Centre, 68 London St. Richmond, Christchurch.
  • The student is enrolled in their mainstream school and with the approval of their principal, is enrolled with us for specialist teaching.
  • There will be a maximum of three students enrolled each morning. If a student cannot attend a morning due to illness or other valid reason, they may attend an alternative morning by arrangement with the teacher.
  • Sessions are held every morning (except Tuesday) in school term time only. Hours are from 9 am to 11:30 am.
  • The cost is $70 per morning. Parents are invoiced at the beginning of the term, for the term.
  • Until December 2021, our Centre ran the Jean Seabrook Memorial School and was therefore registered with MOE. The vital policy documents still stand: especially the Child Protection Policy, Health and Safety Policy and Privacy Policy.
  • We are a charitable trust (number 25330). Please check our website: for an insight into our organisation.
  • Please email info@ if you require more information.

The Centre is open at ORANGE level. Assessments and other services are being performed.

Our Trust Board welcomes anyone who needs our services. Therefore, we are not making vaccine passports compulsory for clients and visitors, and reception staff will not be asking to see them.

However, to keep everyone safe and to protect our employees, prospective clients and parents are asked to voluntarily share their vaccine status when they make an appointment so that we can take additional precautions if necessary. Clients may cancel or postpone appointments at no cost to themselves if they feel unwell. They will be offered the next available appointment and keep their place on the waiting list. If you or your child are unwell and turn up for an assessment, the assessor may postpone your appointment.

Please continue to scan/sign in, use hand sanitiser, wear masks unless asked to remove them for assessment purposes, and keep your distance from others.

Self-employed people who work at our Centre may impose their own conditions for their clients. So if you are a client of SLT Canterbury, Creative Arts Therapies or a SLD teacher- tutor, please check with them.

Thank you for your assistance and understanding.